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[Photogrpah of Remaining Business Section of Town]

Description: Photograph of a row of businesses that remain standing after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Caption on back of photo, "Some of the best looking parts of the wrecked part of the business section. This is in the block back of Water Street. It is so small it doesn't show up much. I believe this is where the laundry stood. It's rather hard to recognize the wrecks of places even if you were familiar with the location before the storm. You almost don't recognize your own home." Also noted by C.S. Baskin," Building on the right was W.O.W. Hall - now a 2 story concrete parking garage is on this corner - the next building, center of picture was Captain Kennedy's office"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photogrpah of W.W. Chapman Apartments After Storm]

Description: Photograph of apartment house after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"A stucco rooming house across north of the Winona Hotel. Notice the man sitting up on the second story porch. That shows how scarce rooms were and are. Notice the oil streaks on the little house by it. That isn't a fair sample of what many are like - ours on the inside, for instance." Note from C.L. Beskin, "This was 4 unit apt. house on Twigg St. between Chaparral and Water streets. Owned by Mr. W. W. Chapman."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Two-Story Home]

Description: Photograph of a two-story home with large porch and balcony on the front. A small tree stands directly in front of the house.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[View of the Cotton Compress across the water]

Description: Photograph of Cotton Compress near the Municipal Pier. Inscription on back of photo,"What is left of the Cotton Compress. This was near the Municipal Pier. This is taken looking northeast. Isn't the water pretty?"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman, Automobile, and Fish]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing next to an automobile. There is a large fish hanging from the roof of the car. There is a house in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Wreckage near the causeway]

Description: Photograph of aftermath of the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. A square structure sits in a pool of water. Inscription on back of photo, "More storm wreckage near the causeway. Don't know what this is nor where it came from."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph